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Re: Holiday Sale on the ThumbDV for $99.95

Barry Bettman
 

Is there any software to access DMR with the NW Thumbdv ?

On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 2:04 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

Visit: http://nwdigitalradio.com/product/thumbdv/



Holiday Sale on the ThumbDV for $99.95

 

Visit: http://nwdigitalradio.com/product/thumbdv/


Re: Where did the modulation go . . .

 

There is a sub-group for UDRC.

Going over wired or wireless does not make any difference to ircddbgateway.

Do you have ircddbgateway and dstarrepeater talking to each other over the 127.0.0.1 address? If you were using LAN addresses, that could be the disconnect.

If your alsa settings are correct, try shutting down and removing power to be sure nothing is in a unknown state.

Can you perform other network activity from the RPI over Wifi?

I will be doing Thanksgiving with the family so may not be available for hours at a time.


On Nov 24, 2016 15:47, <ab9ca@...> wrote:


OK, after several frustrating hours I finally got the UDRC to the 
point where I could log on to reflectors. Heard the canned message 
about being linked. But heard no reflector audio. I assume that is 
because I had not yet set up port forwarding.

While trying to set up port forwarding something happened to my 
router. Not sure what. Lost wired internet connectivity. Dunno what 
caused it but eventually got it resolved and think the port forwarding 
is set up. Have wired connectivity back.

While I had lost wired internet, the wireless still worked. So I set 
the RPi up to connect wirelessly.  Apparently this is a mistake. The 
docs are totally silent on this. No reason not to connect wireless, 
right? The instant it connected wirelessly, the modulation 
disappeared, and, numerous reboots and restarts later, it has not 
re-appeared.

So why does the radio connection care about whether the internet is 
wired or wireless? 
And how do I get modulation back?

PTT is still working. I get dead carrier when the UDRC ID's. Note that 
I also have no detection of RX modulation. Neither TX nor RX shows any 
response. The internet connection does work, I can see the activity in 
ircddbgatewayd.log. But nothing shows up in dstarrepeaterd@1.log. And 
I hear nothing over the air. Monitoring with a RX set to analog FM.

I checked the levels in alsamixer and those appear to be OK.

73, dave
ab9ca/4


Where did the modulation go . . .

ab9ca@...
 


OK, after several frustrating hours I finally got the UDRC to the 
point where I could log on to reflectors. Heard the canned message 
about being linked. But heard no reflector audio. I assume that is 
because I had not yet set up port forwarding.

While trying to set up port forwarding something happened to my 
router. Not sure what. Lost wired internet connectivity. Dunno what 
caused it but eventually got it resolved and think the port forwarding 
is set up. Have wired connectivity back.

While I had lost wired internet, the wireless still worked. So I set 
the RPi up to connect wirelessly.  Apparently this is a mistake. The 
docs are totally silent on this. No reason not to connect wireless, 
right? The instant it connected wirelessly, the modulation 
disappeared, and, numerous reboots and restarts later, it has not 
re-appeared.

So why does the radio connection care about whether the internet is 
wired or wireless? 
And how do I get modulation back?

PTT is still working. I get dead carrier when the UDRC ID's. Note that 
I also have no detection of RX modulation. Neither TX nor RX shows any 
response. The internet connection does work, I can see the activity in 
ircddbgatewayd.log. But nothing shows up in dstarrepeaterd@1.log. And 
I hear nothing over the air. Monitoring with a RX set to analog FM.

I checked the levels in alsamixer and those appear to be OK.

73, dave
ab9ca/4


Re: Hello! I can't wait!

 

On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 8:55 PM, <udrc@...> wrote:

Just got my UDRC-II tonight and slapped it onto my RPi 3B+, looking through note to find the proper image file to use as it says I should not use the Raspian Jesse image.

Quick Question. Hoping my RPi will be the perfect portable digital workstation, as I can get it up on +12volts for car or remote use. I see success stories with Direwolf as a full TNC both command and KISS, and I saw FLDIGI for PSK-31 and the like. Anyone doing JT modes, with something like WSJT-X? 


Just happy to have a new RPi Toy for HAM use :-)

N7CKY


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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


Hello! I can't wait!

udrc@...
 

Just got my UDRC-II tonight and slapped it onto my RPi 3B+, looking through note to find the proper image file to use as it says I should not use the Raspian Jesse image.

Quick Question. Hoping my RPi will be the perfect portable digital workstation, as I can get it up on +12volts for car or remote use. I see success stories with Direwolf as a full TNC both command and KISS, and I saw FLDIGI for PSK-31 and the like. Anyone doing JT modes, with something like WSJT-X? 


Just happy to have a new RPi Toy for HAM use :-)

N7CKY


Re: UDRCII and HF

 

You would need a UDRC, ThumbDV or AMBEserver and an application.  We don't currently have a recommended application at this point.

On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 4:05 PM, <rtiller69@...> wrote:
Can you do DStar over HF with a UDRCII card hooked to a 897D?


73,

Robert

AE5YG





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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


UDRCII and HF

Robert Tiller
 

Can you do DStar over HF with a UDRCII card hooked to a 897D?


73,

Robert

AE5YG



Hello, I am running UDRC-II from Japan

JR1KDA
 

Hello,

I got the UDRC-II and I can run UDRC-II + Raspberry Pi 3 + Dire Wolf + Xastir + FT-897D.
Next I will try to connect YAESU VX-3.

Here is my photo of LCD touch panel.


73

DE JR1KDA / Sho


Re: Alsamixer

 

There is no difference for alsamixer.

On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 8:27 AM, W2TLJ <tjoneson@...> wrote:

Are there different seed files for the alsamixer  as used by the UDRC and the UDRC2. If so can you include the link.



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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


Alsamixer

W2TLJ
 

Are there different seed files for the alsamixer  as used by the UDRC and the UDRC2. If so can you include the link.


Re: UDRC-II Announcement

Dan Porter (AI2M)
 

John,

That’s kind of what I was thinking. Thanks for the confirmation.

Dan - AI2M

On September 11, 2016 at 2:14:27 PM, John Hays (john@...) wrote:

Dan,

No. For D-STAR repeater/hotspot operation there is no advantage to moving to the UDRC-II  -- The primary advantage is if one has two radios operating packet radio or other 'soundcard' digital modes at the same time.

On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 9:55 AM, Dan Porter <ai2m@...> wrote:
Hi John,

I an using my URDC as a Personal Hotspot on a RPi 3 (5V power input) connected to a Yaesu FT-7800R with a DIN-6 cable. 

Is there any practical advantage to switching to the UDRC-II in that configuration?

Thanks,
Dan - AI2M

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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


Re: UDRC-II Announcement

 

Dan,

No. For D-STAR repeater/hotspot operation there is no advantage to moving to the UDRC-II  -- The primary advantage is if one has two radios operating packet radio or other 'soundcard' digital modes at the same time.

On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 9:55 AM, Dan Porter <ai2m@...> wrote:
Hi John,

I an using my URDC as a Personal Hotspot on a RPi 3 (5V power input) connected to a Yaesu FT-7800R with a DIN-6 cable. 

Is there any practical advantage to switching to the UDRC-II in that configuration?

Thanks,
Dan - AI2M

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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


Re: UDRC-II Announcement

Dan Porter (AI2M)
 

Hi John,

I an using my URDC as a Personal Hotspot on a RPi 3 (5V power input) connected to a Yaesu FT-7800R with a DIN-6 cable. 

Is there any practical advantage to switching to the UDRC-II in that configuration?

Thanks,
Dan - AI2M

On September 8, 2016 at 11:21:42 PM, John Hays (john@...) wrote:

http://nwdigitalradio.com/product/udrc/

On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 6:09 PM, J W Chenault <w7jwc@...> wrote:

Hi john:

 

Okay how much for the new UDRC-2?

 

Thanks

 

Jeff

 
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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


Re: UDRC-II Announcement

 

On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 6:09 PM, J W Chenault <w7jwc@...> wrote:

Hi john:

 

Okay how much for the new UDRC-2?

 

Thanks

 

Jeff

 
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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


Re: UDRC-II Announcement

J W Chenault
 

Hi john:

 

Okay how much for the new UDRC-2?

 

Thanks

 

Jeff

 

 

From: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Hays
Sent: Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:02 AM
To: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [nw-digital-radio] UDRC-II Announcement

 

Posted on September 8, 2016 by k7udr in UDRC | Leave a comment

The great thing about Software is that you can improve it continuously. Here at NW Digital Radio, we view Hardware the same way. Each time we build out a PCB Fabrication run, it’s only engineering time and new solder-paste stencil charge to make any improvements. So we re-evaluate each product, looking for ways to make it better or appeal to a broader market.

Now that we’ve shipped hundreds of units, we’ve updated the UDRC based on feedback from the field.

UDRC-II Changes:

§  PTT and SQL are now independent and buffered on both ports making it a true 2 port controller

§  LEDs have been added to both PTTs and the 5V converter (only lights if wired to 12V)

§  The 12V to 5V converter has an RFI Filter and Transient Protection for Mobile Applications

§  The Audio Inputs and Outputs are now 100 ohms to improve cable matching

§  The EEPROM version allows the driver to auto-configure for the UDRC or UDRC-II

The UDRC-II starts shipping once we have all the documentation updated. All existing backorders will ship UDRC-II. The original UDRC will be obsoleted.

Limited Time Offer for all UDRC Owners!

If you’ve already purchased a UDRC, place an order for a UDRC-II by the end of September and receive a $20 Rebate. Just write UDRC Rebate in the comment field. Your email address must be in our Customer Database to qualify.


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John D. Hays
Director

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 

  


Re: UDRC-II Announcement

 

For those not familiar with the Northwest APRS Summer Gathering, it is an annual gathering of folks interested in APRS and similar digital based amateur radio activities.  It is held at Valley Camp in the foothills of the beautiful Cascade Mountains east of Seattle.

Valley Camp provides a great venue in the great outdoors with a sheltered presentation area and has that all important WiFi access.  Valley Camp supports this event as well as other amateur radio activities such as JOTA without a rental fee, simply taking donations from participants. 

At NW Digital Radio we applaud Valley Camp for hosting these activities, and are happy to add to the donations given by participants. 


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John D. Hays
Director

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  


Re: UDRC-II Announcement

 

UDRC-II Changes:
Will these be available for purchase at the Northwest APRS group
summer gathering this weekend?
Yes -- and if you purchase at the summer gathering and make a donation to Valley Camp, there will be an additional donation to Valley Camp from NW Digital Radio.
Awesome! Thanks John and crew. Someplace around here I have a jar
or three of pennies without copper just waiting for a worthy project.

Bill


Re: UDRC-II Announcement

 

Yes -- and if you purchase at the summer gathering and make a donation to Valley Camp, there will be an additional donation to Valley Camp from NW Digital Radio.

On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 10:22 AM, Bill Vodall <wa7nwp@...> wrote:
> UDRC-II Changes:

Will these be available for purchase at the Northwest APRS group
summer gathering this weekend?

Bill

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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


Re: UDRC-II Announcement

 

UDRC-II Changes:
Will these be available for purchase at the Northwest APRS group
summer gathering this weekend?

Bill

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